Art is Delicious?

Delicatessen, an art exhibit that will open at the FAU Schmidt Center Gallery on the Boca Raton campus this Friday, seeks to challenge the original connotations of seemingly mundane materials and transform them it into a “delicacy” for the senses.

Featuring 22 internationally recognized and emerging artists, Delicatessen promises to deliver pieces that engage in various complex subject matters through different materials that will contrast each other in an effort to demonstrate the many ways that beauty can come from everyday life.

The exhibition returns to the true meaning of the word delicatessen by bringing it back to its Latin roots, Delicatus, meaning “giving pleasure, delight.” The exhibit will include works in painting, sculpture, photography and video. All of which are connected by themes that evoke our sensibilities.

Delicatessen will be on display in FAU’s Schmidt Center Gallery on the Boca campus Nov. 9 through Jan. 26, 2008. The exhibit will open this Friday at 6:30 p.m. with a public panel presentation followed by an opening reception.

The exhibition was developed by Diana Shpungin, an artist and adjunct professor in FAU’s department of visual arts and art history, and will be free and open to the public.